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Welcome Mr. or Ms. Vmbo. Welcome! How are you? A pleasure to meet you. How's everybody doing?

So we have met and shook hands. That's the first thing to know, of course. The second thing is what I do for a living, and the third thing is everybody's favorite, which is the pleasure of meeting you. I love to meet new people every day and can't do that with just anybody. It has to be personal. It can't be business either. I can't go preaching to people who are doing well on the Internet. It's either personal livelihood, or it's getting paid or working for someone else.

Fortunately, I am not really a person who particularly relies on the Internet to be able to get my Vmbo needs fulfilled. I am a person who relies on good old fashioned negotiation, meeting people face to face, and then getting my Vmbo and/or Euro delivered to my door without having to spend more than I made in a whole month.

We can agree that the Internet is a great place to meet people and get things done, but there are limits. You can talk to anybody who has been online for any significant period of time and agree that the level of personalization is lacking. A fully developed social network would be a lot more effective in this regard. Even within your own family, you will find different people with radically different interests and perspectives. A Facebook group for automobile mechanics would be a pretty dull affair without the key stakeholders.

How does the traditional marketplace of independent carpenters address these challenges? Well, it typically doesn't. A thriving marketplace is built on broad shoulders. The consumer, recognizing a need, is able to walk into a store and buy whatever supplies he or she can find. The supplier can meet the demand by producing a product or offering service with a complementary item.

In a truly booming marketplace, both suppliers and consumers are suppliers. The true power of the Internet is found when you are able to meet and talk with folks operating in the space. The demand that arises from that demand creates a strong industry. It doesn't take a lot of time for new companies to build businesses. And it shouldn't surprise you to discover that the industries that prosper in these kinds of environments are the ones that actually make products.

For those of you who remain involved in this sort of thing, you know that it can take a good deal of time to find the right people. You also know that the space is competitive. The right people tend to appear accidentally on your doorstep. Additionally, you have other demands on your time. You may also have other agendas that are best served in this sort of environment.

I do agree with you that it is better to find the right people than to pay for too many people to meet your needs. If you can't afford to spend a lot of money on hiring a private tutor, look into options that make sense for your lifestyle and schedule. Short of changing careers altogether, it is probably the time to look into this option.

This is the time to act. This is the time that the new millennium begins for you. This is the time to make a change for the better. This is the time that major positive changes are going to occur. This is the time to create a future. You deserve to have a future!

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